Australian NetGuide was started by New Zealand-based company Industrial Press in 1998. It was transformed into an A5 magazine targeting home internet users. Australian and New Zealand NetGuide magazine were sold to Australian Consolidated Press in 2003. The magazine ceased publication in 2009, merging with PC User (now TechLife).NetGuide's last issue appeared on 8 July 2009 and its final editor was Gail Lipscombe.
In 2004 the circulation of Australian NetGuide was 43,600 copies. It was 16,047 copies just before its closure.